Tuesday, June 12, 2012

College Baseball Update

The Super Regionals wrapped up yesterday with the following results:

Columbia Super Regional:
South Carolina 5, Oklahoma 0
South Carolina 5, Oklahoma 1

The two-time defending champs are back in the CWS.

Eugene Super Regional:
Kent St. 7, Oregon 6
Oregon 3, Kent St. 2
Kent St. 3, Oregon 2

These were three great games, and Kent State -- which has led a charmed life throughout this tournament -- scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth. The Golden Flashes are the first team from the Mid-American Conference to go this far since Bob Welch's Eastern Michigan team made it in 1976.

Waco Super Regional:
Baylor 8, Arkansas 1
Arkansas 5, Baylor 4
Arkansas 1, Baylor 0 (10 innings)

Arkansas beats their old Southwest Conference rival and advances to the CWS after winning a Regional in Houston, Texas and a Super Regional in Waco, Texas.

The eight teams that have qualified for the CWS will now be divided into two groups (those teams that were one of the eight national seeds have their seeding number in parentheses):

Group A
(1) Florida
(8) S. Carolina
Kent St.

Group B
(2) UCLA
Stony Brook
(3) Florida St.

Each group will play a double-elimination tournament, and then the group winners will meet for a best two-out-of-three final.


  1. It's fantastic that Kent State was able to build off that long opener with Kentucky and get this far. I'm rooting for them in the mini-SEC tournament.

  2. I'm rooting for the SEC schools in this order: Arkansas, South Carolina, Florida.